Re: Tech Writer Market

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Market
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 11:31:06 -0800

David Orr wrote:
> From the recruiter side, we don't take unreturned calls too seriously if it
> is an unsolicited recruiting call. We just assume the person is busy if they
> don't answer.

>From the contracting side, I figure it's always a good idea to have
some brief personal contact, just to keep me in the recruiter's
memory. A recruiter who has at least talked to me over the telephone
is probably likelier to keep me in mind. If I can suggest someone
else to contact, they're even more likely to remember me. Some will
even return the favor and make a point of suggesting me for a
position in preference to someone else.

All of which is simple reciprocity. Treat a recruiter (or anyone
else) decently, and the chances are that they will treat you
decently. This is a simple principle, but it operates far more
widely than many bloody-minded careerists or egotists can understand
or appreciate.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com

"I never felt myself along, nor truly felt afraid,
Until the hour I understood, by friends we are betrayed,
Whose precious mouths are stopped with food, who cannot meet our
Who laugh abut their principles and brush them off like flies."
- Oysterband, "Moving On"


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